Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge

June 7, 2018

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

After changing shape several times, the ball eventually turned into a huge face. It floated alongside the air-car. This time, time instead of sending him mental message, the face spoke out aloud and the whole air-car vibrated with its intensity. “If you are foolish enough to renege on your contract, you will be severely punished. For your sake, I hope you wouldn’t do such a thing.”

When Tarmy made no attempt to respond, the face turned and pressed itself against the millipede-free window. A moment later, Tarmy felt the fat slug entering his mind, the sign that the face was attempting to use its powers to obtain his response by other means. But as the slug dug deeper, Samantha’s cover stories began springing out of the corners of his mind. Instead of obtaining Tarmy’s agreement, all that the face saw was a burning army transporter surrounded by bodies. Undeterred, the face continued its assault. Samantha had anticipated that Tarmy might come up against an adept, so the mental images of death and destruction flowed unchecked.

After failing to break Tarmy’s defenses, the face removed the slug and tried reason. “You can’t win, Mr Tarleton, so why don’t you do yourself a favor and cooperate? It will be better for you in the long run. Now, where is the miniature pulse drive engine?”

Tarmy realized why the millipedes hadn’t been allowed to attack. It was obvious that the Great Ones were hoping to retrieve the engine. When Tarmy didn’t respond, the face said, “I am prepared to overlook your desertion if you agree to tell us where the engine is and also honor your contract by showing us how to convert the engine into a bomb.”

BOOK REVIEW

A well-crafted sci-fi fantasy that’s left open for exciting sequels!

Author Andrew R. Williams weaves an outstanding and noteworthy tale of sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an exciting and adventurous story of alien invasion in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. If you’re looking for an action packed, sci-fi fantasy adventure that’s packed to the rafters with courage, bravery and heroism, this book has it all…and more.

The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

There is something very magical about reading fantasy fiction. It speaks to the very thread of my imagination, jolting it to life and transporting it on an exhilarating journey. This story did exactly that, leaving me captivated as I was introduced to a new world and mesmerizing characters. It appears to be the author’s debut novel in this genre and I just have to say that it was a book that fans of the YA and Fantasy genre will not be disappointed in. I truly believe that the author has the potential to weave even more magic for future readers of this series.

The book description gives a preview: ‘After changing shape several times, the ball eventually turned into a huge face. It floated alongside the air-car. This time instead of sending him mental message, the face spoke out aloud and the whole air-car vibrated with its intensity. “If you are foolish enough to renege on your contract, you will be severely punished. For your sake, I hope you wouldn’t do such a thing.”

When Tarmy made no attempt to respond, the face turned and pressed itself against the millipede-free window. A moment later, Tarmy felt the fat slug entering his mind, the sign that the face was attempting to use its powers to obtain his response by other means. But as the slug dug deeper, Samantha’s cover stories began springing out of the corners of his mind. Instead of obtaining Tarmy’s agreement, all that the face saw was a burning army transporter surrounded by bodies. Undeterred, the face continued its assault. Samantha had anticipated that Tarmy might come up against an adept, so the mental images of death and destruction flowed unchecked.

After failing to break Tarmy’s defenses, the face removed the slug and tried reason. “You can’t win, Mr. Tarleton, so why don’t you do yourself a favour and cooperate? It will be better for you in the long run. Now, where is the miniature pulse drive engine?”

Tarmy realized why the millipedes hadn’t been allowed to attack. It was obvious that the Great Ones were hoping to retrieve the engine. When Tarmy didn’t respond, the face said, “I am prepared to overlook your desertion if you agree to tell us where the engine is and also honour your contract by showing us how to convert the engine into a bomb.”

Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.

Captivating and commendable, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly spellbinding journey!

It’s one of those books that comes along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader.

If this volume is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Andrew R. Williams in the future. This has all the hallmarks of making a great series. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to see it adapted for the Silver Screen. I honestly think it would make a fantastic movie or TV series. A well-deserved five stars.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In real life, Andrew R Williams is a Chartered Surveyor. When twilight falls, he starts writing. Andrew has written two technical books – Domestic Building Surveys and A Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions. Arcadia’s Children is his first novel. He is currently working on a sequel. Andrew lives in England, UK and is married to Geraldine. Hobbies include writing, basic astronomy and having a good time. He’s an active member of the local BNI group.

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